Usage examples for festal

  1. They do not observe the custom of the pangat or formal festal assembly, which is usual among Hindu castes; according to this, none can begin to eat until all the guests have assembled, when they all sit down at once. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. Ah, what will he wear on the feast days, When the people their festal enjoy? – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  3. Hail to the festal hour! – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  4. It would give me great pleasure if your daughter would also grace the festal board. – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  5. I have no delight in thinking of the world, and the day of my departure from the academy, which a few years ago would have been a day of festal joy, will not be able to force one happy smile from me. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  6. The health of the bride's parents is then proposed, and is followed by those of the principal personages present, the toast of the bridesmaids being generally one of the pleasantest features of the festal ceremony. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  7. But it was for no festal undertaking that they had gathered there, that evening; silent preparations were making as they halted ... –  by
  8. When he had implored the help of his more gifted companion, Edmund determined at least that he should contribute an idea for his theme, but for all reply as to what he had noticed in particular on the festal occasion, he only answered, " A fat piper in a brown coat." – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  9. He ran up to Helen's door, and finding it locked, opened his dressing- room, which adjoined hers, with the same key, and pushing back the silk draperies which hung between them, went in, and, to his alarm and amazement, saw her, still arrayed in her festal robes sleeping in the chair, into which she had fallen. – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  10. For next, encompassed by your knightly train, With pomp of greatness in the festal show, Her lover's form shall meet her wondering gaze! – The Bride of Messina A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  11. At supper there was a decided festal air about the dining room of the Pelican House, the little band of agricultural gentlemen who wished to have a session not being patrons of that exclusive hotel. –  by
  12. Now, kind friends, Who with your smiles have graciously rewarded Our humble, but most earnest aims to please, And with your presence at our festal board Will charm the winter midnight, Music gives The signal: Welcome and old wine await you. – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  13. It was in a solemnly festal frame of mind that he now resolved to devote the rest of his life to his real vocation, which at last he had found. – Essays on Scandinavian Literature by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  14. The spirit of the throng was entirely festal. – The World Decision by Robert Herrick
  15. First we changed our festal robes for those warmer garments in which we had travelled to the city of Kaloon. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  16. The gaunt figures of the slaves still moved wearily to and fro, amid the mockery of festal preparation in Vetranio's palace; and here and there a few ghastly figures lay on the ground contemplating them in languid amazement. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  17. How must Del Cano have welcomed Mesquita as he came forth from his prison, vindicated on these festal days! – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth
  18. Put on their festal garments. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. We might have expected that he would have said, 'Let us put on the festal robes. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren